This week in History

This week in History

Every week we go back to re-visit some of the significant happenings that took place in living memory; just about, for some of us.

To remind ourselves of how life has changed and how some things stay the same it is fascinating to note what made the news this week, starting 26th January in years past.

Some of the events that seemed momentous at the time have now been absorbed into everyday life.

Harold Shipman1945   Auschwitz liberated   the death camp in Southern Poland by the Allies

1965   Winston Churchill   buried after a State Funeral in London

1982   UK unemployment   tops 3 million

1986  American Space Shuttle  explodes killing all 7 on board

1996   French Nuclear Testing   ceases after uproar in the Pacific

2000  Harold Shipman  is jailed for life after murdering 15 patients

Clare BaldingThis week’s Birthdays

26th              Football manager Jose Mourinho is 52

27th              Writer Lewis Carroll died 14th January 1898

Vanessa Redgrave28th             French politician Nicolas Sarkozy is 60

29th               TV presenters Clare Balding is 44 and Oprah Winfrey is 65

30th             Actress   Vanessa Redgrave   is 78

31st             Singer Johnny (Rotten) Lydon is 59